Archive for February, 2011

Honda Announces new Gold Wing® model for 2012

Feb 26, 2011 View Comments by

American Honda just recently announced their first releases for 2012, including the new Gold Wing®.  If you plan on attending the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina (February 25-27) or Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida (March 5-12), then you’ll have one of the first opportunities to view the new machine. Continuing its […]

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Touring Italy Ducati Style

Feb 25, 2011 View Comments by

Edelweiss is offering a Ducati Best of Italy tour – and what better way to experience the winding roads, beautiful Tuscan countryside and charming villages of Italy than by riding an Italian motorcycle! On this 6-day excursion, your guide will take you through cities like Bologna, Florence, Siena, Assisi and San Marino, as well as […]

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Kansas House Approves Bill Allowing Motorcycles to Run Red Lights

Feb 24, 2011 View Comments by

Ever been itching to run a red light that just won’t change? Kansas lawmakers think motorcycle riders should be able to do just that. The Kansas House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow bikers to run a red light if the signal “fails” to turn green after a “reasonable period of time.” The […]

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When KTM Off-Road Riders Take to the Street

Feb 23, 2011 View Comments by
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The Mad Bastard Scooter Rally 2011

Feb 22, 2011 View Comments by

Originating back in 2004, The Mad Bastard Scooter Rally was birthed by the staff at the Canadian Motorcycle magazine, when they acquired a Honda Ruckus scooter for a long-term test. Driven by the inspiration of the Ruckus and a bottle of fine Scotch, the team came up with the idea to ride the 50cc scooter […]

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Olympic Peninsula’s Hoh Rain Forest Ride With AltRider

Feb 19, 2011 View Comments by

June 10–12, 2011 the AltRider team invites you to join them for a unique opportunity to ride and camp in the Olympic Peninsula’s Hoh Rain Forest, one of the few remaining temperate rain forests in the United States. Thanks to special permission granted to the group, an amazing experience awaits amid an untouched and beautiful […]

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Nathan Woods Benefit Ride Day

Feb 18, 2011 View Comments by

The off-road motorcycle community was deeply saddened when the news arrived that 2-time WORCS Champion Nathan Woods had passed away in a motorcycle accident recently during a practice session for the opening round of the WORCS. Long-time friends FMF/KTM rider Kurt Caselli and former mechanic Charles Jirsa have coordinated a ride day benefit for Woods’ […]

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2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Feb 16, 2011 View Comments by

As this issue of RoadRUNNER goes to press, Hollywood film and television star Perry King will be hosting the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Red Rock Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The Hall of Fame Class of 2010 includes legendary two-stroke engine tuner Eyvind Boyesen, dirt-track […]

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AGV K3 Multi Helmet

Feb 16, 2011 View Comments by

AGV’s K3 full-face helmet is a good-looking DOT-approved lid at a reasonable price. The tough thermoplastic resin shell comes in 10 brilliant color combos. Inside padding employs Dry-Lex hygienic treatment and is removable and washable (except neckroll). Front, chin, side, and top air vents provide excellent circulation, plus AGV’s Visor mechanism is included with an […]

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Motorcycle Deaths Decline

Feb 15, 2011 View Comments by

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2009 Fatality Analysis Reporting System, motorcyclist fatalities decreased 16-percent and injuries were 6.3-percent lower, despite the rising number of motorcycle miles traveled. This was the first decrease in fatalities in more than a decade, dropping to 4,462 in 2009 from 5,312 in 2008. According to NHTSA […]

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Americade 2011

Feb 15, 2011 View Comments by

Based upon the list of 15 motorcycle manufacturers scheduled to be at Americade 2011, you could certainly draw the conclusion that the recession is well and truly over, at least in Lake George. At Americade 2011, there will be demos from BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, MotorTrike, Roadsmith, Royal Enfield, Spyder, Star, Thoroughbred, Victory, and […]

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Free Guide to Safe Motorcycling

Feb 13, 2011 View Comments by

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) offers a free riding manual that’s designed to help both new and experienced motorcyclists. It’s an illustrated guide with helpful information covering everything from basic riding skills, proper training, DMV tests and licensing requirements, to coping with traffic, weather, and protective gear. The entire guide is available online at msf-usa.org/downloads/Riding_Tips.pdf.

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Forma Safari Boots

Feb 12, 2011 View Comments by

Designed in Italy and manufactured in Europe, this sport-touring boot lies in the middle of the spectrum. A great value for what you get: a classic leather and Cordura® combo boot that features a reinforced front plate, a double, anti-slip rubber sole, and a Velcro and zip closure. The Forma Safari keeps your feet comfortable, […]

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Interview with Laurence Kuykendall, BMW Motorrad

Feb 11, 2011 View Comments by

Spent a couple minutes at IMS speaking with Laurence Kuykendall of BMW Motrorrad. Got some questions from readers via Facebook thought that I’d ask BMW directly. Here is their response.

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2011 Edition of Touratech Streetline Catalog

Feb 11, 2011 View Comments by

Widely known as a source for adventure riding accessories, Touratech has recently released its 2011 Streetline Catalog, which caters to street touring motorcycles. With more than 380 pages, the catalog expands Touratech’s offerings for street bikes considerably, including a broad range of touring equipment for the BMW F 800 R, BMW K and RT models, […]

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